A mom has taken to social media to defend her son for punching his bully after his school did nothing.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Allison Arnal Davis explained that her son Drew had no option but to fight back after he was relentlessly tormented by a classmate - an act which resulted in him receiving a five-day suspension.This bullying victim broke down in tears after he was surprised by his classmates:
She wrote: "Five days of OSS for beating up the kid that has been tormenting and bullying him since middle school. know as a parent I'm supposed to be upset with him for resorting to violence or getting suspended, but I'm not. Not even a little bit."
The mother then followed this introduction up with a lengthy explanation of the horror her son allegedly suffered at the hands of his bully.
"For years the school has failed Drew. When this kid has constantly threatened to beat Drew up along with several of his friends, the school did nothing," she wrote.
"When this kid followed Drew down the hall threatening him and making fun of him AND it was all captured on video, the school did nothing. When other kids told teachers and administrators that this kid was threatening Drew, the school did nothing.
"When this kid took to social media, voicemails, and texting threats, the school did nothing. When this kid threatened Drew over and over in every class they have together. The school did nothing."
Needless to say, the mom was rightfully horrified that her son received a five-day suspension after his bully was allowed to repeatedly torment him without consequence.
"Not once has the school ever punished the kid that has threatened and bullied Drew over and over," she wrote. "In middle school Drew was afraid to walk down the halls because a swarm of this kid and his minions would make fun of and threaten Drew. He quit talking to the adults about it because they never disciplined the bully and it just made the situation worse."
The mom explained that prior to her son getting physical, she had begged the school to take action by email. She said that her son refused to ask for help because he knew he wouldn't get it, despite sharing four classes with his bully.
The school's solution was to have him and his bully sign a "no-contact contract".
"I'm pretty sure I rolled my eyes," she explained. "And, like Drew, I gave up on trying to get the school to actually do something that would stop this kid from bullying Drew."
Concluding the post, Alison revealed what finally pushed Drew over the edge - and caused him to inadvertently solve the problem for himself.
"When this kid threatened Drew (while on the bus) and then moved on to making fun of his Dad and then threatening Jackson, his 11-year-old brother, Drew decided that he would quit relying on the school and the adults who are supposed to protect him and HE would do something. Three punches and his bully screamed like a baby, his minion friends shut up, and this morning the bully wouldn't even look at him."